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Paul Millsap | Forward | #4

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 246
College: Louisiana Tech
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (17) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Paul Millsap continues to be "very, very limited" at training camp.
He's been limited to free throw shooting so far, but based on his original timetable he should be ready for the season opener. Millsap underwent a preventative knee procedure on September 22, so the Hawks are likely just being very careful with their franchise player. There will be several updates throughout the week, but this shouldn't impact his draft stock too much. Sep 30 - 9:23 AM

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Paul Millsap (right knee) was limited to free throw shooting during Tuesday's practice.

Millsap underwent a preventative knee procedure on September 22, although he's expected to be fully up to speed by October 13, so the minor procedure shouldn't impact his status for the regular-season opener. For what it's worth, Mike Muscala did run with the first unit during Tuesday's practice, so in the unlikely event that Millsap's absence does extend into the regular-season, it looks like Muscala will be his fill-in. Millsap remains a strong first-round target.
Sep 27 - 4:30 PM

Paul Millsap said his knee "feels good right now."

"The decision [to have the procedure] came when there was constant swelling," Millsap said. "I would have swelling and I would rest it for a few days. It would go down but came right back when I got on [the court]." He's been remarkably durable in his career and hasn't missed a game due to knee issues since 2014. Although, he did have some knee issues in 2008-09. Millsap is still someone to target at the first turn of standard drafts.
Sep 26 - 5:32 PM

Paul Millsap recently underwent a "preventive knee procedure" and is expected to miss three weeks.

Millsap's right knee flared up during some 5-on-5 games at voluntary workouts, and while he didn't need surgery, a procedure was performed to remove "mild swelling." The good news is that he is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, but he will not participate in the first two games of the preseason. His status will be updated in three weeks, but this shouldn't impact his stock too much heading into fantasy drafts.
Sep 22 - 6:27 PM

Paul Millsap said he and Dwight Howard have worked out together and "will have great chemistry" this season.

With ex-Hawk Al Horford on the court, Millsap was terrific last season as a fantasy stud. Interestingly, Howard's usage rate last season was also at his lowest since his rookie season and Horford's was actually 1.9 greater, too. That said, Millsap's usage should be similar with high-usage Dennis Schroder running the show. Whatever the case, Millsap should be viewed as a top-10 option in standard drafts.
Sep 9 - 5:05 PM

The Hawks have reportedly assured Paul Millsap that he's "not going anywhere."

The Hawks were reportedly shopping him back in early-July in an effort to clear enough cap space to re-sign Al Horford, but with Horford now in Boston, the Hawks have little incentive to move Millsap. He's coming off a career-year in which he produced top-10 value in 9-cat leagues behind averages of 17.1 points, 9.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 triples per contest on 47.0 percent shooting, so he'll make for an excellent early-round selection on draft day.
Aug 23 - 6:20 PM

The Hawks are shopping Paul Millsap and working on contingencies to try to keep Al Horford.

Millsap was arguably the best power forward in the Eastern Conference, so teams looking to make a run this season might be willing to mortgage their future. Of course, Horford going with another team makes these trade rumors a moot point.
Jul 2 - 2:28 PM

The Hawks and Suns have "pondered in recent days" a trade involving Paul Millsap and a collection of Suns draft picks, according to Chris Haynes of

The Hawks are going to try to explore a deal to keep Al Horford, but this seems like a wild move for one of the best power forwards in the NBA on a good contract next season. Although, Millsap is a lock to not pick up his player option in 2017, so he would be unrestricted next summer. The Suns had two top-eight picks in Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender while they hold all their future picks and two additional firsts coming their way from Miami. Get ready for a lot of Hawks rumors this weekend.
Jul 1 - 11:47 PM

Paul Millsap, Paul George, Hassan Whiteside, Tony Allen and Jimmy Butler were named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Wednesday.

Surprisingly, Millsap wasn't really even close to making the first team with only 11 first-team votes. While Hassan Whiteside led the NBA in blocks, the Heat started out as a better defense while he was off the court earlier in the season.
May 25 - 3:10 PM

Paul Millsap nearly double-doubled during Atlanta's Game 4 loss to Cleveland, producing 19 points, nine boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

Millsap had the hot hand early, scoring 15 of his points through the first quarter of action, but he just couldn’t keep his momentum going throughout the game. Al Horford is bound for free agency, and if the Hawks aren’t able to retain him, Millsap will likely shoulder a larger offensive load during the 2016-17 season. He’ll make for a fine late first-round selection in next year’s drafts.
May 8 - 6:43 PM

Paul Millsap wasn't happy with the way the Cavaliers went about breaking the postseason three-point record.

The Cavaliers went a bit out of their way to break the postseason three-point record despite a big lead and Millsap and the Hawks weren't happy about it. "It's a certain way of being a professional," Millsap said. "I'm not mad about it, but just being professionals man. If that's how you want to approach it, that's how you approach it." The Hawks will have a chance for revenge in Game 3 on Friday and will need a big game out of Millsap to avoid going down 3-0 to the Cavaliers.
May 5 - 9:19 AM

Paul Millsap double-doubled with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Wednesday, while Al Horford added 10 points and three boards in a crushing Game 2 loss in Cleveland.

The Hawks' frontcourt duo has the distinction of ranking Nos. 1 and 2 in contested shots per game during the postseason, ahead of defensive stalwarts like Hassan Whiteside and Draymond Green. The problem tonight was perimeter defense and lackluster offense, however, and the Hawks have a ton of questions to answer as they alter their gameplan for a crucial Game 3 in Atlanta on Friday.
May 4 - 10:44 PM

Paul Millsap made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points with 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals, four blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes against the Cavs on Monday.

He saw some minutes at the five, but he was on LeBron James for most of this game. Millsap's rim protection was outstanding yet again, but he's struggled on offense in the postseason. He only has a 50.0 true shooting percentage in the seven games, which is down from 55.6 during the regular season. He's still going to be a huge part of the offense.
May 2 - 10:07 PM

Paul Millsap scored 17 points in a series-clinching win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 37 minutes.

It wasn't the best series for Millsap, but he put a stamp on this series with his defense. It'll be very interesting to see what happens in the series against the Cavs because coach Mike Budenholzer will likely put him on LeBron James quite a bit. The stats will obviously be there.
Apr 28 - 11:12 PM

Paul Millsap scored 10 points in Tuesday's blowout win over the Celtics, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He obviously would've played a lot more, but the game was over after the Hawks scored 42 points in the third quarter. This was Millsap's second excellent game in a row after scoring 45 points with 13 rebounds, four blocks, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in Game 4, so his slow start to the series is no longer a concern. The Hawks could clinch the series with a win in Game 6 on Thursday in Boston.
Apr 26 - 11:10 PM

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PG1Dennis Schroder
2Jarrett Jack
3Malcolm Delaney
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Kent Bazemore
2Thabo Sefolosha
3Taurean Prince
4DeAndre Bembry
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Mike Muscala
4Kris Humphries
C1Dwight Howard
2Tiago Splitter
3Walter Tavares